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But if I stop dieting, it means I’ve given up?

I’ve spent a lifetime dieting. I dieted for so blooming long in fact that I couldn’t really tell you when it started. Somewhere between my first perceived failure and the fridge maybe?? Finally, 20 years later I thought….”Come on Abby, smell the sugar sprinkles…..this just isn’t working for you Poppet.” However this epiphany was closely chased across the pantry by….. …

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Emotional Eating to Effortless Eating webinar!

I did my first Webinar this week and here it is finally! Grab a cuppa if you have time for a relaxing watch or pop me on the counter as you bustle in the kitchen, office or living room. I’m happy to chat everywhere! Get the low down on why you are wired to enjoy all the beautiful things food …

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What’s your Inner Critic called?

We all have them…..those little voices in our head that whisper fearful thoughts and steal away confidence. Come on fess up…you have them too. As so often happens with things we dont quite understand we tend to label these voices something “bad” , we try to push them away with positive affirmations and willpower. But lets stop for a mo …

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Happy Mindful Eating Day!

The 28th January is indeed Mindful eating day. But what exactly does “eating mindfully” even mean? Permit me to tell you. I was always a big believer that I overate because I just loved food so much. How dare anyone ask me to eat less…or god forbid…give something up. This was and is one of the challenges I face on …

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What do “they” think

 It concerns me when I realise how much of my life I waste being concerned about what other people may or may not think about me. I stress over people pleasing and do we not frankly all have quite enough stress going on already? Rental Estate inspections send me into a mild people pleasing frenzied panic. But its not limited …

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Mirror Image Poem – Palindrome

The idea of this poem is that it should be read forwards then backwards. It doesn’t work however on a smart phone as the layout is wrong tooooo small.!  Its called a Palindrome for those who like the technical terms.I am fascinated by our cultural views surrounding health, wellness and body image. Even when we know that we are being …

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What chocolate taught me!

For as long as I can remember I have loved chocolate. I could make the Vicar Of Dibney, sticking her whole head under a chocolate fountain look like a chocolate eating novice! As a child if you had asked me what my favourite dessert was for many years I would have answered “Death by Chocolate”. I had once eaten this …

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Dietland Book Review

Dietland – By Sarai Walker Published by Nero – 2015 “Plum Kettle does her best not to be noticed, because when you’re fat, to be noticed is to be judged. Or mocked. Or worse . She works answering fan mail for the popular teen magazine and is biding her time until her weight loss surgery. Only then can her “true …

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Who do you think you are talking to?

Who doesn’t remember being told that as a child?? Oh go on….who hasn’t been in trouble for their “tone”? But you are all grown up now. You know how to speak to everybody politely and with compassion…….. Or do you? At the moment we are renting a lovely little cosy 2 bedroomed apartment that overlooks the water in an estuary. …

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The Coffee Conspiracy!

Have you ever had a not so healthy addiction creep up on you? Has the universe been trying to warn you but to no avail until it has to give you a big old fat slap in the chops for you to sit up and smell the coffee! Do you tell yourself…oh I dont have to have it. Its just …